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Update 3:05 a.m.

Officers have arrested several people in the downtown area. A reporter at the scene saw at least four arrests.


Update 2:33 a.m.

Several windows of the police station and post office are damaged. A dumpster was also on fire.


Update 2:18 a.m.

Officers have reached the intersection of Chestnut and Prince streets. Officers continue to use riot control agents.


Update 1:52 a.m.

Lancaster Bureau of Police have confirmed the use of "chemical agents" on protesters gathered outside the police station.

The group failed to follow police instructions to move off the access ramp on the west side of the police station, according to the news release.

"A public address system was used to provide several warnings that if the group did not move from the ramp that chemical munitions would be deployed," according to the release. "The group failed to follow the instructions and chemical agents were used to disperse the crowd.  Members of the crowd damaged a county vehicle parked in the front of the police station. Bricks were thrown through the front of the police station and into the post office window."

The release went on to specifically call the chemical agent OC spray.


Update 1:45 a.m.

Officers have regained control of Chestnut Street. Protesters are still in and around the area.


Update 1:33 a.m.

Officers are moving in after some windows of the police station were smashed. Police are also bringing out an armored utility vehicle.


Update 1:26 a.m.

A Jeep parked in front of the police station was damaged after someone threw rocks at it. At least two of the vehicle's windows were smashed.

Protesters also made a barricade out of street signs, trash and other objects.


Update 1:12 a.m.

After initially dispersing when police used riot control agents, protesters have started to reconvene on a ramp near the police station.

Mayor Danene Sorace and Lt. William Hickey could not be reached for comment on officers' use of riot control agents on the crowd.


Update 12:34 a.m.

Protesters are gathered on a ramp near the Lancaster police station. Officers appeared to use some sort of riot control agent, which protesters threw back at officers clad in riot gear.

Lancaster Shooting Protest

Lancaster police officers use riot control agents on protesters early Monday morning. Protesters gathered outside the police station following the death of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz in an officer-involved shooting on Sunday.


Update 11:22 p.m.

Mayor Danene Sorace issued a statement via Twitter. Click on the tweet to read the whole thread.


Update 11:08 p.m.

Lancaster police have released the body camera footage and additional information about the case. Watch the video and read more here. Viewer discretion advised.


Update 10:40 p.m.


Update 10:02 p.m.

The victim has been identified. The Lancaster County District Attorney's office has identified the man as 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz. Read more here.


Update 9:46 p.m.

Most of the police presence near the crime scene has dissipated and the crime scene tape has been removed.


Update 9:45 p.m.

Heather Rynier, 36, who lives near Laurel and Union streets, said she was one of the first people there and saw the man dead in the street outside his home. She knew who he was from the neighborhood, but did not know him by name.

“I was in the house and heard the gunshots and I ran directly out. I heard a siren right away. I ran out because it was too close, so I ran out and ran straight up to the street. I heard his mother cry ‘you shot my son’ ... I got about a foot away from him and I saw him not breathing. Then the cop pushed me away.”

She said she saw four bullet holes in the man’s chest. She did not see any weapon near him.

Police would not confirm how many times the man had been shot.


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Update 8:43 p.m.

Around 8:35 p.m. the man’s body was placed into a coroner’s van and taken away. The man's body stayed on the sidewalk for four hours before being removed.


Update 8:32 p.m.


Update 8:17 p.m.

Several people are protesting outside the Lancaster city police station on West Chestnut Street. 

Reporters from LNP | LancasterOnline are on the scene.


Update 7:48 p.m.

In the intersection of Union and Laurel streets in Lancaster city, not far from where the shooting happened, windows of two state police SUVs were smashed.

Dozens of people and numerous police officers are also in the intersection.


Original reporting:

Police have shot and killed a man after a domestic disturbance on Sunday, according to the Lancaster Bureau of Police.

Officers were dispatched at 4:15 p.m. to the 300 block of Laurel Street for a report of a domestic disturbance in progress.

Details about how the shooting happened weren't released, but police said preliminary information indicates "the man was reportedly armed with a knife at the time of the shooting."

The man has not yet been identified.

"The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office and their investigators have been notified and are responding to assume the lead in the investigation," according to police.

Lancaster police chief Jarrad Berkihiser said the shooting was captured on an officer's body camera, and the footage has been turned over to the district attorney's office.

While the district attorney's office conducts a criminal investigation, Berkihiser said his department will conduct an administrative personnel investigation "to make sure policy and training and use of force was properly followed and established."

Berkihiser also said the officer has been placed on administrative leave, per the department's policy.

"Any loss of life, regardless of how it happened, is devastating," he said. "It's devastating for everybody involved. It's devastating for our police department, the families and our community."

A person's body was visible on the ground for more than two hours outside of home in the 300 block of Laurel Street, near Fremont Street.

Police from several county municipalities were on the scene, including Manheim Borough and Mount Joy police.

Crowds of people gathered at the scene, and many voiced their anger toward officers guarding the scene. Berkihiser called for the community to remain peaceful as the investigations proceed.

This story is breaking and will be updated.


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